Juvenile and Children's Law Section

This section provides a forum for lawyers who deal with juvenile and children’s law. It produces CLE courses related to this practice area, distributes a newsletter to section members, and works toward improving juvenile justice and children’s law.

Disability Law & Advocacy...
2416 21st Avenue South Ste 100
Nashville, TN 37212
Immediate Past Chair
Divorce Incorporated
318 Franklin Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Hamilton Juvenile Court Launches Video Hearings

The Hamilton County Juvenile Court initiated its first video hearing this week, Chattanoogan.com reports. Officials said the new technology will save the sheriff’s office and juvenile corrections staff both time and fuel costs and will increase security of the court by not moving prisoners through public areas. Juvenile Court Clerk Gary Behler proposed the idea and Judge Rob Philyaw signed off on it.

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Access and Visitation Grants Available

The Administrative Office of the Courts has approximately $200,000 in grant funding available for the development or continuation of initiatives that will aid self-represented litigants in accessing the Tennessee court system regarding child support issues. To receive funding, the initiatives must address the needs of divorced or never married parents, and focus on services to help them resolve any or all issues concerning parenting and visitation in child support cases or cases involving child support issues. Proposals must be received by Aug. 8.

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